Reds turn the tables on the Bulls



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The Reds are struggling this year just like they have done for years. They have a new coach and still there is something missing. There has been a big shakeup in the Reds camp this week with a new captain for the season so they will perform better than last week.

Saturday March 15
Venue –
Brisbane (NZ)
Referee: Steve Walsh (NZ)
Ref’s Asst. : Chris Pollock (NZ), Stephen Hill (Aus)
TMO: Geoff Acton (Aus)
Assessor: Andrew Cole (Aus)
Head-to-Head: Played 12, Reds 7, Bulls 5
In Brisbane: Played 6, Reds 5, Bulls 1
Last season: Round 14, May 5 2007: Bulls 92-3 Reds at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria


Match Detail


We are waiting for the kick off.


5.00: The Reds waste an opportunity to set up a try and give away a free kick in the Bulls 25. Hougaard clears.


10.00: The Reds were the first to be given an opportunity to score as Clinton Schifcofske kicked a penalty for his team.


14.00: Derick Hougaard shocked everyone and went for a drop goal attempt but it hit the post.


17.00: The Bulls get a penalty and Derick Hougaard slots it from in front of the posts.


18.00: Chris Latham is sent to the bin for foul play.


20.00: The Bulls come close to scoring a try but Akona Ndungane knocks on at the tryline.


28.00: The Bulls butcher a chance to score a try as JP Nel went on his own with two players on his outside and he fumbles the ball.


31.00: Chris Latham bursts through the Bulls defence who scores under the posts.


33.00: Clinton Schifcofske slots the conversion.


35.00: Clinton Schifcofske has a shot at goal for a penalty and its good.


40.09: The Siren goes for half time.


The half time score is Reds 13 Bulls 3


The second half is underway.


44.00: Peter Hynes was the first to score for the Reds in the second half as he ran a great try created by the team.


45.00: Clinton Schifcofske converted the try.


47.00: The Bulls fire straight back as  Fourie du Preez scores a try.


48.00: Derick Hougaard pushed the conversion wide.


50.00: Derick Hougaard is sent to the bin for offside play. This is quite a blow for the Bulls as he is their playmaker and kicker.


51.00: Clinton Schifcofske misses the resulting penalty.


52.00: Clinton Schifcofske pounces on a mistake from Ndungane & Habana and scores a try.


53.00: Clinton Schifcofske misses the conversion.


65.00: Clinton Schifcofske slots a penalty for the Reds meaning that the Bulls will have to score three converted tries to win.


70.00: The Reds are so in control of this match that the Reds have just totally outscrummed the Bulls and earned a penalty from it.


71.00: The Reds get the bonus point as Morgan Turinui gets the ball from a Cooper chip through.


73.00: Clinton Schifcofske slots the conversion.


76.00: Amazingly the Reds score another try and this time it’s John Roe who scores. Roe is now 2008’s leading try scorer !!


78.00: Clinton Schifcofske misses the conversion.


The full time score is Reds 40 Bulls 8





Tries –  Latham, Hynes,Schifcofske,Turinui, Roe
Pen – Clinton Schifcofske (3)
Con- Clinton Schifcofske (3)

Cards – Chris Latham (yellow)



Tries –  Fourie du Preez
Pen – Derick Hougaard
Cards – Derick Hougaard (yellow)


1. Greg Holmes,2. Sean Hardman,3. Dayna Edwards,4. Van Humphries,5. James Horwill,6. John Roe,7. Poutasi Luafutu,8. Leroy Houston,9. Sam Cordingley (c),10. Quade Cooper,11. Peter Hynes,12. Berrick Barnes,13. Morgan Turinui,14. Clinton Schifcofske,15. Chris Latham
Reserves: 16. Stephen Moore,17. Rodney Blake,18. Ed O’Donoghue,19. David Croft,20. Ben Lucas,21. Brando Va’aulu,22. Scott Higginbotham.


Morne Steyn, Akona Ndungane, JP Nel, Wynand Olivier, Bryan Habana, Derick Hougaard, Fourie du Preez (capt), Pedrie Wannenburg, Wikus van Heerden, Danie Rossouw, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Bakkies Botha, Rayno Gerber, Derick Ku’,n, Gurthro Steenkamp.
Replacements: James vd Walt, Werner Kruger, Dean Greyling, Deon Stegman, Dewald Potgieter, Heini Adams, Stephan Dippenaar.


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